The Tiger HAD (Hélicoptère d'Appui Destruction (French) or Helicoptero de Apoyo y Destrucción (Spanish), meaning "Support and Destruction Helicopter"), is intended to serve in support and fire suppression roles. Essentially similar to the earlier HAP version, Tiger HAD features a more powerful engine than the HAP, as well as improved ballistic protection and enhanced avionics. Some nations flying the HAP are upgrading them to the HAD configuration. The French Army refers to those Tigers upgraded to the HAD version as the Tiger Mk2.


Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Eurocopter Group

Primary manufacturer: Airbus Helicopters

Parent type: Eurocopter EC665 Tiger

Aircraft status: Operational


Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 2

Crew seating: Tandem

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height:  
Overall Length: 15.82 m 51.9 ft
Overall Width:  
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length: 13.85 m 45.4 ft
Airframe Width: 4.53 m 14.9 ft
Airframe Height: 3.84 m 12.6 ft
Landing Gear Dimensions
Landing Gear Base:  
Landing Gear Track: 2.38 m 7.8 ft
Cabin Dimensions
Cabin Internal Height:  
Cabin Internal Length:  
Cabin Internal Width:  

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground):  
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 6,600 kg 14,550 lb
Empty Weight:  
Useful Load:  
Empty Weight Fraction:  
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb:  
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE:  
Hover Ceiling OGE:  
Max Level Flight Speed:  
Never Exceed Speed:  
Service Ceiling: 4,000 m 13,123 ft
Range and Endurance
Max Range:  
Max Endurance: 3 hrs 3 hrs

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Provided powerplant data is for uninstalled, sea level, static operations.

Number of engines: 2
Designation: Turbomeca MTR390-E turbine
Manufacturer: Turbomeca
Normal Ratings
Max continuous: 1000 kW 1340 hp
Take-off / rated: 1094 kW 1466 hp
OEI Ratings
OEI contingency: 1171 kW 1570 hp
OEI continuous: 1094 kW 1466 hp
OEI 30-second: 1322 kW 1772 hp
OEI intermediate: 1094 kW 1466 hp

Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 13.00 m 42.65 ft
Direction of Rotation: Clockwise
Hub Type:
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction:  
Blade Chord:  
Blade Tip Geometry:  
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 4
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 132.73 m² 1428.8 ft²
Disc Loading:  
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Blade area per blade:  
Tip Speed:  

Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 2.70 m 8.86 ft
Configuration: Unknown
Direction of Rotation: Top blade aft
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades: 3
Blade Construction:  
Blade Chord:  
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 5.73 m² 61.6 ft²
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
Blade Area (per blade):  

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